An SMI (with username: @PhantomIsGuilty) has reported five(5) lecturers in University of Calabar (UNICAL) who, according to him, are known for exchanging grades for sex.
The tweet which was a direct reply to BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) named Dr. Egong, Dr. Essien, Dr. Williams, all of Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science departments, as well as Dr. Imoh Otu of Physics and Dr. Osabor of Chemistry departments for investigation.
The Social Media Influencer (SMI) who has over 3.2 thousand followers begged BBC Africa to extend its investigation of lecturers that sleep with students in other to score them in their courses, to University of Calabar, as according to him, the investigation will reveal other lecturers in the institution who are of similar practice.
His call followed the recent undercover investigation by BBC Africa about lecturers in West Africa universities who have sex with students for the purpose of earning marks.
BBC Africa Eye’s on Monday released a documentary targeted at lecturers in some West African universities harassing their students for sex in exchange for grades/marks.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
It was disclosed that female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras in a 13-minutes video documentary released.
The BBC Africa Eye “sex-for-grades” video is not the first time lecturers are being accused of soliciting sex to help female students.
The story is the same in virtually all citadels of learning – Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education
It is an open secret that so many female students have become victims of sexual harassment.
It should be noted that in May 2016, the Senate considered a bill that would slam a five-year jail term on lecturers who exploit students sexually, however, not much has been heard of this bill.